On a Clear Day
Milla Koistinen
Uferstudio 1

Milla quad2
Bilder ansehen

28. May 2017, 19.00 Uhr
29. May 2017, 19.00 Uhr
30. May 2017, 19.00 Uhr
31. May 2017, 19.00 Uhr

On a Clear Day is the last piece of a performance series inspired by the artworks of Canadian born painter Agnes Martin. Martin pursued a remarkable, hypnotic, compulsive, musical repetition in her works, yet the paintings celebrate what she referred to as “abstract emotions”—happiness, love, experiences of innocence, freedom, beauty, and perfection. Her signature style was defined by an emphasis upon line, grids, and fields of extremely subtle colour. Martin’s work is recognized as pure abstraction, in which space, metaphysics and internal emotional states are explored through painting, drawing and printmaking.

The piece replicates the hypnotic sense of infinity of the paintings by Martin. It gradually varies dynamics, tempo, intensity and form. The choreography consists of movement elements, which slowly transform from one pattern to another. The movement creates order, almost rigidness and austerity. It varies from symmetrical to asymmetrical, playing with the shifts between the two. In this project Milla Koistinen has closely collaborated with light designer Ladislav Zajac and composer Paul Valikoski so that all three disciplines have their independent, equal input to this installation-like performance.

Martin often spoke about the importance of the response of the beholder in completing her works. “I would like [my pictures] to represent beauty, innocence and happiness,” she said. “I would like them all to represent that. Exaltation.”


Concept, Choreography and Performance Milla Koistinen | Music Paul Valikoski | Light Design Ladislav Zajac | Production Management and Public Relations Jana Lüthje

On a Clear Day is produced by Milla Koistinen and co-produced by Barker-Theatre. Funded by Berlin Senatskanzlei. Supported by Arts Promotion Centre, Finland and Bora Bora, Aarhus

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